The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Mansion by Henry van Dyke:|
marked the place where the wall ended and the entrance lay open.
A person stood there whose face was bright and grave, and whose
was like the flower of the lily, not a woven fabric, but a living
"Come in," he said to the company of travelers; "you are at
your journey's end, and your mansions are ready for you."
John Weightman hesitated, for he was troubled by a doubt.
Suppose that he was not really, like his companions, at his
but only transported for a little while out of the regular course